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Feb 12, 2013 6:30pm PST
had told the u.s. government about the test beforehand. and even china, north korea's sole ally, has urged pyongyang to stop before it makes matters worse. >> tensions are high in south korea. protesters denounced north korea's nuclear tests. north korean state media claim the country had exploded a more powerful bomb than it had been able to build a earlier. diplomats at the united nations security council emergency meeting also expressed alarm. >> countries around the world, including every member of this security council, agreed that this test was an extremely regrettable act that further undermines international peace and security. >> many countries will likely impose new sanctions against north korea, but observers say that china has the most leverage. >> for china, it will depend on showing that north korea has gone too far this time and it will not go without consequences for the north korean-chinese relationship. i expect that china will also decide on painful sanctions for north korea. >> china is north korea's protector, but p'yongyang carried out the nuclear test not far f
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
.s. government. she supports japan's economic policy as a way to keep the nation on a firm recovery path. she endorsed the abe administration's bold monetary easing and fiscal spending measures. her approval came with a warning regarding the recent weaker yen she said advanced countries should allow markets to determine exchange rates and weaken the currencies to their advantage. a common spot u.s. treasury push the yen lower. it rose to the highest level in two years and nine months. that's on expectations the bank of japan will take additional easing measures. the dollar yen is changing hands at 94.33 and 35. the yen is now being quoted at 126.41 to 46. let's look at how the yen slide is affecting stocks. tokyo share prices are sharply higher following two days of declines. market players say car makers and other exports are benefitting from the slide. the nikkei is up 2.54% from friday's close. south korean's kospi is up about .1 of a japan's fiscal and monetary policies are likely to be key topics of monetary meetings. japanese finance minister and bank of japan governor will attend the c
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Feb 17, 2013 6:00pm PST
not have the government answer to? if he did, i did not hear it. >> mark? >> if that is a liberal agenda, we have moved the goal posts in our country. i thought the speech was -- the sum of its parts did not create a greater whole. i thought that parts of it were really good. like the minimum wage, i like the education, i like the training, i particularly like the gun -- at the end. richarde wasn't come in nixon's turn, the lift of a driving dream. >> colby? >> i don't think it was supposed to be that kind of address. i think he laid out an agenda, and agenda he wants to pursue. i think he will achieve some of it. something will happen with immigration reform, i believe. i think he will get something on guns. there is a movement and he hit it just right with the tone. minimum wage will be the traditional fight. he was right to lay out the agenda he wants. he will get very little support from republicans. >> nina, on a scale from a to f, how would you rate the speech? >> b +. although there was a surgeon laundry-list element to the speech, which there is to every state of the union, in th
PBS
Feb 14, 2013 6:30pm PST
sweeping europe. the government in paris has accused a firm of knowingly selling horse meat as beef. the company denies that allegation. >> french authorities have been investigating the complex supply chains that ended with be processed meals being tainted with horse meat. so far, the scandal has been treated as an issue of fraud rather than public health, but in britain, officials say a potentially dangerous horse drug might have entered the food chain. >> meanwhile, the scandal has reached germany, too. >> more german supermarkets have pulled products suspected of containing horse meat as the scandal spreads throughout germany. it is still unclear who is responsible. the supply chain stretches across your -- your representative. a luxembourg company ordered beef from a french firm, which passed the order to a trading firm in cyprus. the company subcontracted to a dutch firm. the french media has uncovered what they called troublesome bills of sale. the british environment secretary said the problem was not simply one of public health. >> i think what we got involved in this horse
PBS
Feb 10, 2013 6:30pm PST
, as susan crawford explains, our government has allowed a few giant conglomerates to rig the rules, raise prices, and stifle competition. just like standard oil in the first gilded age a century ago. in those days, it was muckrakers like ida tarbell and lincoln steffens rattling the cages and calling for fair play. today it's independent thinkers like susan crawford. the big telecom industry wishes she would go away, but she's got a lot of people on her side. in fact, if you go to the white house citizen's petition site, you'll see how fans of "captive audience" are calling on the president to name susan crawford as the next chair of the federal communications commission. "prospect" magazine named her one of the "top ten brains of the digital future," and susan crawford served for a time as a special assistant to president obama for science, technology and innovation. right now she teaches communications law at the benjamin cardozo school of law here in new york city and is a fellow at the roosevelt institute. susan crawford, welcome. >> thank you so much. >> "captive audience?" who's the
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00pm PST
airport. government troops have responded with air strikes on aleppo and the capital damascus. opposition activists say more than 50 people died in the latest fighting. >>> a man has attacked people in the u.s. pacific territory of guam with a knife. local police say he killed two people and he wounded at least 12 other people, 11 of them japanese. the man reportedly slammed his car into a shop in the busy tourist district of tumon. then he started attacking people. hospital officials say the two dead were japanese women. they say the wounded include an 8-month-old baby and a 3-year-old child. fire officials say three people died. police say they've detained a 21-year-old american resident of guam. >>> japanese exporters and stock investors have seen the decline of the yen and have cheered it on, but today they're seeing a different picture. ai uchida too has been following the yen for us. so what can you tell us? >> well, catherine, group of seven leaders, nations have been just talking about currencies, and actually, they've even released a statement. and since then we've actually seen
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Feb 15, 2013 6:30pm PST
. they are protesting against the anti-government riots that have rocked the country in recent weeks. at around 60 people have died. islamists accused anti-morsi protesters of trying to ruin egypt. >> many of the protesters see things differently. they say they will mount protesters of their own until morsi resigns. >> "down with the muslim brotherhood violence, a" chanc" this taxi drivers and the others involved in the march. they are unhappy with the way the country is run. >> we've been protesting on the streets for a long time now, and nowmorsi -- and president morsi always says something nice about our demonstrations, but nothing ever happens. it is is the violence is the only way to make anyone pay attention. >> the ongoing tug of war leaves people full of doubt about their future. many say they feel betrayed by both sides. anger is often directed at the security forces who have a brutal history. >> the demonstrators are angry because the people who committed crimes against them have not been punished. where are those responsible for the death of the activist meena daniel? where are those re
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Feb 17, 2013 6:30pm PST
the eye. just out of sight is the reality of how we are governed. the house of representatives, where congress gathers to hear the president, used to be known as "the people's house." but money power owns the lease now and runs the joint from hidden back rooms. you're looking at the most expensive congress money can buy. the house races last fall cost over $1 billion. it took more than $700 million to elect just a third of the senate. the two presidential candidates raised more than a billion a piece. the website politico added it all up to find that the total number of dollars spent on the 2012 election exceeded the number of people on this planet -- some seven billion. most of it didn't come from the average joe and jane. 60% of all super pac donations came from just 159 people. and the top 32 super pac donors gave an average of $9.9 million dollars. think how many teachers that much money could hire. we'll never actually know where all of the money comes from. one-third of the billion dollars from outside groups was "dark money," secret funds anonymously funneled through fictional
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Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
government leaders. number two leader praised kim jong-il for having promoted development of nuclear weapons. he said the test this week was a fair response to a u.s. violation of north korea's legitimate right to launch a satellite. and he said the army and the people will step up their fight to defend the country's sovereignty. >>> researchers in the united states believe north korea could be preparing a new missile launch. their analysis is based on recent satellite photos of a launch site in the northeast of the country. researchers at johns hopkins university looked at images of the launch site in musudan-ri. they compared photos taken in january with shots from three months earlier. the photos show a crane pointing in a different direction. part of the launchpad has been cleared of snow. the researchers say this activity could point to another missile test. the researchers also report that a new launchpad is being upgraded. they say it's being fitted with three large fuel tanks and a flame trench cover to protect large rockets from exhaust gases. they note the cover appears similar to
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Feb 10, 2013 6:00pm PST
confidence in government 's the ability to be a positive force in their lives. >> evan, according to the congressional budget office, the deficit is shrinking and will continue for a while, but it will increase later because of an aging population and expansion of federal subsidies. cbo is predicting that by 2023, ifs continue -- if current laws continue, it will be on an upward path and tell that to your children and grandchildren. >> paul krugman has convinced a lot of my liberal friends that it is okay to kick this down the road. >> he actually used those words. >> terrible idea. it courts all kinds of disasters. sounded -- the interest rate spikes. it takes a long time to fix these problems. sequestration is a crude, ugly tool, but if it had the effect of making people get serious about entitlement reform, it would not be so bad. >> colby, what do you think? >> going back to charles' column, he says that it is the first time since the election the president obama has been on the defense. i don't think that is true. i agree with mark on this, that republicans will bear the brun
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Feb 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
nations. >>> arab league officials said they support new dialogue between the syrian government and opposition forces. opposition leaders recently agreed to talk with the administration of president bashar al-assad. he said he met syrian national coalition leader and other opposition leaders on monday. >> the chairman of the coalition has offered to enter into a dialogue with the government, not as a whole but of selected people whose hands are not soaked with blood. >> he said opposition leaders are considering the proposal seriously, and he believes it's an important step. the arab league chiefs warned that syrians are struggling to secure food and shelter amid the prolonged fighting. he said the international community needs to cooperate to stop the violence. >>> myanmar was a bloody battleground during world war ii. historians and archeologists had little opportunity to explore that wartime history during decades of military rule. but democratic reforms have created a more open attitude. now an effort has begun to search for the remains of japanese soldiers. nhk world has mo
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Feb 11, 2013 6:30pm PST
government says they are moved and touched by his resignation and chancellor angela merkel called him one of the most significant religious figures of our time. >> the german president said he supported the surprising decision speaking of the pope's courage and self direction saying he always maintained a special bond with his native country. >> seeing a german succeed pope john paul ii was a victory for our country. in benedick's ministry, they combine high philosophical teaching with a straight forward manner of speaking and humanitarian kindness. chancellor merkel also commented on benedict's decision expressing understanding or his motivations. she praised him as saying that, as pope, he committed himself to interfaith dialogue. >> restrengthen the ties to the eastern orthodox churches. he reached out to jews and muslims. . xvi is and will remain one of the greatest religious figures of our time. >> i cannot imagine this. a pope is elected to serve until the end of his life. it is a decision that will perhaps make room for younger generation to take office. >> for the most part, his m
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Feb 13, 2013 6:30pm PST
to government contracts in the u.s. a lot of details to hammer out and could prove some hard negotiations. >> just briefly, beyond economic relations, what can europe expect from obama's second term? >> i think it can expect higher expectations. we heard president obama say he is bringing troops home from afghanistan among other reasons because he needs to cut military costs. one thing we can be sure of in the years to come as the u.s. does look at that military budget and is under pressure to cut costs, it will certainly be asking europeans to step up and take on more of their share of the security burden. >> thanks very much for this. >> we move to asia and now where north korea says it will consider carrying out for the weapons tests in the future. it all depends, they say, on weather the united states softens its stance toward p'yongyang. >> the united nations security council strongly condemned tuesday's test. the security council has pledged a tough response to p'yongyang's violations of united nations resolutions. it is not just north korea's test that has the united nations word.
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Feb 13, 2013 7:00pm PST
strongholds in neighboring india. a long-running civil war between myanmar's previous military government and ethnic minorities has restricted access to most of the former battle zones. >>> japan's meteorological agency has developed a new alert system to warn of tsunami after very powerful earthquakes. the news comes before the second anniversary of the quake and tsunami that devastated northeastern japan. the magnitude 9 earthquake on march 11, 2011 was initially estimated at just 7.9. the agency then issued alerts for tsunamis that proved far smaller than those that pummeled the area. that warning system was designed to issue tsunami alerts three minutes after quakes of up to around magnitude 8. the new system can detect magnitude 8 or stronger earthquakes. the agency will now be able to issue warnings for massive tsunami and urge evacuation without saying how big they might be. >> translator: we want to keep improving the system so that we can issue useful and reliable alerts. >> the system will go into operation on march 7th. >>> patients with spinal cord injuries typically lose move
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